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Tell Me A Story: Mem Fox on Reading Aloud

16 October 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Mem Fox and Michael Williams

Mem Fox is a legend of Australian children's literature.

Red State Real Talk: Mia Love

17 October 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Sally Warhaft and Mia Love

Please note: this Fifth Estate conversation is taking place on a Thursday, instead of a Tuesday, due...


17 October 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Angela Hesson, Vidya Makan, Roj Amedi, and Nayuka...

Explore representations of destructive and seductive women in mythology, looking at Bertram Mackennal’s...

Anna Krien and Favel Parrett

18 October 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Anna Krien, Favel Parrett, and Jaclyn Crupi

For October’s Double Booked Club, we’ll hear from two acclaimed Australian authors, whose new works of...

Upsizing Crime: Misha Glenny on McMafia Culture

21 October 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Misha Glenny

Darknet agents in Brazil. Money-launderers in Dubai. Gun-runners in Ukraine.

Digital Futures: New Media, Storytelling and Disability

22 October 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Adolfo Aranjuez, Erin Kyan, and Eliza Hull

It’s no secret that the digital media industry has been the site of rapid and surprising change in recent...

Solid Air: Australian Spoken Word Poetry

23 October 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Anne-Marie Te Whiu, David Stavanger, PiO, Laniyuk...

If poetry is enjoying a resurgence of interest right now, it's partly because spoken word has given the...


24 October 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Judith Ryan, Bridget Caldwell, and Laniyuk

Consider community and country as inspiration in the work of Indigenous artists, writers and performers,...

Charlotte Wood

25 October 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Charlotte Wood and Elizabeth McCarthy

How do we maintain friendships as we age? How do these friendships impact who we are – or who we become?...